Police identify victim of fatal stabbing in Melrose; suspect still at large

Police say a 911 call led officers to discover the victim with stab wounds in his neck on East 153rd Street at around 4 a.m.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2024, 12:09 PM

Updated 159 days ago

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The victim of a fatal stabbing that occurred Saturday in Melrose has been identified as 32-year-old Baraquiel Castela.
Police say a 911 call led officers to discover Castela with stab wounds in his neck on East 153rd Street at around 4 a.m.
Police say he was transported to Lincoln Hospital and pronounced dead.
Police have also released an image of a man they believe to be a suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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